Between May and November it's still warm, but the skies can be cloudy,
humidity is higher and rain is more likely. This is the low season, and there are fewer
tourists and prices are lower. The transition months of November and April are said to
be associated with increased water clarity and better visibility for divers.
There is a considerable variation of climate between Northern and Southern atolls in the
Maldives. In the south the rainfall is greater but so are the numbers of rain days. Showers
are not as heavy as in the North. There are extremes of temperatures in the North also, as the
seasons are more evident further away from the Equator.
Because the Maldives actually straddles the equator, the climate is tropical, with no major seasonal
differences. Though the southwest monsoon does bring most of the rain, mostly around June and July,
tropical rain showers can occur at any time. Normally, the skies are clear and the sun shines
brightly, while cooling sea breezes waft through the islands.
Maldives, the "last paradise on earth", is a virgin tropical island with
white sands, blue skies, lovely palm trees, clear waters and brilliant turquoise lagoons.
This is a tiny nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean to the South west of India consisting
of 1200 tiny coral islands. The country is mostly visited for adventurous sports like Scuba diving,
Windsurfing the fabulous Coral Reefs and the wealth of Marine Life.
The Republic of Maldives is a group of
coral islands in the Indian Ocean to the west of India and
Sri Lanka on the equator. The group of low lying islands
consist of about 1200 islands, some smaller than a football
field and some of the largest 1- 2 miles long.
Tropical – Generally warm and humid – Sun
shines throughout the year. Temperature is around 29-32
degree Celsius. The hottest month is April and coolest is
December, February is the driest. May and October records
the highest. May to September is the wet season. Rough seas
and stormy winds are common during this period. Maldives,
being in the equatorial belt, severe storms and cyclones are
Maldives is the flattest country in the
World with no natural land higher than 2.4 metres (7.9 ft)
above sea level. It is 99% water. An archipelago of 26 major
atolls constituted by 1190 coral islands stretching 820 KM
North – South and 120 Kms East – West, out of which 202 are
inhabited and 87 are exclusive resort islands.
Male is the capital of Maldives. It is
one of the smallest capitals in the world in terms of
physical size. Male is a city of high rise buildings and
pared roads. Main streets are lined with shops and offices.
Male is still relatively green and pleasant despite housing
lots and multi storied buildings.